World Dream Passengers Allowed to Disembark after Coronavirus Tests

   February 10, 2020 ,   Accidents

Thousands of people stuck on a large cruise liner in Hong Kong for 4 days were finally allowed to disembark after COVID tests came back negative.

Some 3600 passengers+crew on World Dream were quarantined amid fears some of the staff could have contracted the coronavirus on a previous sailing. The World Dream cruise ship was put in quarantine on Wednesday, February 5, after it emerged that 3 passengers who had sailed on a previous cruise were later found to have contracted the deadly virus.

According to chief port health officer Leng Yiu-Hong, all crew members (around 1,800 in number) had tested negative for the virus, and everyone would be allowed to disembark with no need to self-quarantine after leaving.

Hong Kong's health minister said on Sunday that 468 people had been ordered to stay at home, in government-run centers or hotel rooms, one day after officials implemented a mandatory 2-week quarantine period for anyone arriving from mainland China.

For other World Dream accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.

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